Finding the time to focus on health isn’t always easy when making it through a busy day. Thankfully, getting healthier doesn’t have to interfere with your daily schedule. Here are some simple ways to get healthier sans effort.
Eat From Smaller Plates and Bowls
The size of a plate or bowl impacts how much you eat. People tend to eat more food when served in a larger bowl versus a smaller one. Create the illusion of eating more food by eating from smaller plates and bowls. Give the illusion more impact by choosing colorful plates that contrast with the color of the food served. People tend to eat more food when it’s the same color as the plate.
Finesse Your Diet
Making a few changes to your daily eating habits can do wonders with little effort. Refined carbs, also known as “empty” carbs, come with extra calories and no nutritional value. Common refined carbs like white flour, white bread, and white rice can be swapped out for whole grains and unprocessed carbs. Whole grains and wheat are high in fiber which helps keep you filling full longer, and helps with digestion.
Keep the cabinets stocked with healthy snacks when craving arise like fruit, nuts, and dark chocolate and be sure to keep some grab-and-go snacks on hand when cravings strike outside the home.
Most adults get sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals by eating a balanced diet. Some people who have limited diets due to allergies, intolerances, or dietary choices may struggle with certain vitamin deficiencies. Consider taking supplements to meet daily nutritional needs if it is recommended by your doctor. Only a doctor can accurately determine if a deficiency exists.
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Go Green With Tea
Green tea is a healthy, low-calorie drink that is packed full of nutrients and antioxidants that help defend the body against free radicals. Not only have people who drink large amounts of green tea been know to live longer, but they also have a lowered risk of heart attack or developing type 2 diabetes. Green tea also contains caffeine and epigallocatechin gallant, both of which may help stimulate metabolism and burn fat.
Simplify Your Coffee
Coffee is the energy beverage of choice for many adults, and everyone has a special way of fixing it up. While coffee does have some positive health benefits, the added sugar, milk, cream and flavors that go into a cup of coffee don’t. Simplify your coffee by drinking it black to cut out empty calories.
Make a Grocery List and Shop on a Full Stomach
Make a grocery shopping list that plans in advance what healthy foods to target. Following a shopping list encourages healthier eating and helps avoid making impulse purchases. Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Hungry shopping causes people to buy high-calorie foods and other unhealthy impulse purchases. Shop on a full stomach to save on future calories and to save money.
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